MOS 7236 Tactical Air Defense Controller

MOS 7236 Tactical Air Defense Controller

MOS Description

Tactical Air Defense Controllers advise on effective use of battle management assets. They provide functional expertise and input for activating, employing, deploying, or deactivating battle management systems. ACO manage assigned forces and air operations using voice and data communications and radar systems. Tactical Air Defense Controllers advise on weapons control capabilities. To facilitate MAGTF operations; Tactical Air Defense Controllers conduct analysis to determine optimum emplacement of AC2 ground units, Surface-to-Air platforms, and positioning of airborne assets. ACO’s provide appropriate types of positive and procedural control or direction of friendly aircraft in Combat Airspace. Tactical Air Defense Controllers direct aircraft in the execution of the six functions of Marine Aviation. Tactical Air Defense Controllers coordinate and integrate kinetic and non-kinetic aviation fires into combat airspace. This includes control of Defensive Counter Air (DCA), Offensive Counter Air (OCA), and Armed Interdiction (AI) flights. They also coordinate and direct Close Air Support (CAS), Deep Air Support (DAS), Assault Support (AS), Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC), Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), Electronic Warfare (EW), Aerial Reconnaissance (AR), and Aerial Refueling missions. During Amphibious Operations Air Control Operators can also be selectively employed in the Navy Tactical Air Control Center (TACC Afloat), Supporting Arms Coordination Center (SACC), and Landing Force Operations Center (LFOC).

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

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May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
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